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Public Understanding of Biotechnology

Promoting a clear understanding of the potential of biotechnology.

Ensuring broad public awareness and dialogue on the current and potential future applications of biotechnology.

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Learn about physics the fun way at SAASTA’s Johannesburg Observatory.

BLOODHOUND SSC makes first ever public run at Cornwall Airport Newquay, 20 years after Thrust SSC set the current World Land Speed Record.View more information here.

The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) aims to advance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering and technology in South Africa.


STEMI Conference

19 – 22 February 2018

The STEMI Olympiads and Competitions Community of Practice Conference is an annual conference which is dedicated to the advancement of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Innovation (STEMI) Olympiads and Competitions in South Africa by creating a community of practice where best practices are identified and benchmarked.


07 – 13 March 2018

Scifest Africa, South Africa’s National Science Festival, was established in 1996 to promote the public awareness, understanding and appreciation of science, technology and innovation (STI) in South Africa. Scifest Africa is the largest science festival in Africa, and the 2017 National Science Festival offered an interactive festival programme consisting of 58 exhibitions and 726 events.

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